UK designer of made-to-order leather bags seeks overseas manufacturer

REQUEST from United Kingdom, reference: BRUK20180601001, valid from 07-06-2018 untill 12-06-2019

Business
  • Start date:
    7 juni 2018
  • End date:
    12 juni 2019
  • Summary:
    This newly established UK manufacturer of bespoke high quality leather bags has developed a range of 12 different styles of handbags which can be highly customised. The company is looking for an experienced overseas manufacturer for long-term manufacturing agreements to produce their current product line.
  • Description:
    This UK based designer of made to order leather bags is currently developing an on-line retail business through its own website.

    End users will be able to choose from 12 different styles and sizes of handbags and customise each panel of the product from three different leather types and 30 different colours.

    The UK company envisages also adding monogramming and having a selection of colours available for alternative linings and stitching. The bags are to be made from the high quality materials of an existing leather supplier which has already been sourced by the UK company.

    This personalised high quality service offers customers the benefit of obtaining a bag that is unique and tailored to their individual taste. Each bespoke bag is made-to-order and delivery should be in three to four months from placement of the order.

    The company is looking for a long-term manufacturing agreement with an overseas manufacturer who has experience in creating high quality leather bags and in the fashion sector.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Manufacturing agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The manufacturer needs to be able to create made-to-order, high quality leather bags from technical plans provided by the designers.

    The successful partner will have essential experience in producing bespoke small leather goods and bags / handbags and interpreting technical specifications and measurements.

    Interested partners wishing to work with this UK company should be fully experienced in producing high quality leather bags.

    Partners need to be fully aware of the nature of the product ie. the bags produced will be made to order from its collection of 12 designs and therefore the majority will be 100% unique colour/material combinations. This might require the bags to be produced in the manufacturer's sample rooms.

    The UK company has already secured a European leather supplier and sourced the custom metal locks but will need interested parties to source any additional hardware required.
    It is vital that an adequate quality control/quality assurance structure is in place in order to inspect the product prior to shipment so that it meets product specification requirements. Sampling will be required before an order is placed by the UK company.

    The chosen manufacturing partner will have the ability and flexibility in which to produce low volume orders within 3-4 months (minimum order: 500 pieces per order) at any one time based on an agreed pricing structure for both parties.

    The company also expects to develop long-term collaborations with partners that are knowledgeable, responsive and work with honesty and integrity.

    SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Organisation
  • Development stage:
    Available for demonstration
  • IPR Status:
    Design Rights,Trade Marks
  • Market keywords:
    Clothing, shoes and accessories (including jewellery)
    Textiles (synthetic and natural)
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    The UK company offers the following advantages for any potential partner:
    - Experience dealing with manufacturers from abroad
    - Regular order in return for quality of manufacture
    - Long-term agreements preferred
    - Products are made from high quality materials to therefore showcase quality of manufacturer
    - Will provide on-going product support to manufacturing partner
Client
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
    Nee
  • Year Established:
    2015
  • Turnover:
    <1M
  • Country of origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Languages spoken
    • English
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